Friday, November 24, 2017

Activity Book with Kathi

Welcome crafty friends, Kathi here to host the blog for you.

Today I am bringing you a fun activity booklet and journaling cards for my young dinner guest on Thanksgiving. These are place cards as well. Each child will have these on their plate to show them where they will be seated.

The journaling cards can be saved and placed in a scrap book for them and the activity book keeps them busy during the times the adults are visiting with other adults.


  • The activity book measures 5 x 7 with things to color; Tic tac toe, word scramble, word search and a maze.
  • I covered the activity book with a 12 x 12 Earth Wind and Fire sheet cut down to 7.5 x 5.5".
  • Tied with a green ribbon,
  • On the front of the activity book I cut down a 12 x 12 paper to a 8.5" x 11" paper to run through the printer Canon TS5020 and printed the body of the turkey on to the patterned paper.
  • I fussy cut the turkey out.
  • I then colored his feet, beak and comb with distress markers.
  • The turkeys feathers are made from a feathers die using scraps from the Earth Wind and Fire papers


The journal pocket was created using the  paper line Honeycomb.  I cut out a large leaf added two circles to the center of the leaf, the larger circle is edged with Milk Chocolate PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

One circle is a photo of the child that I printed using my Canon Selphy 1200. The photo was then punched out with round punch. The large leaf was then attached to a belly band to keep the journal closed. Inside the pocket are 30 journaling cards for the children to fill out.


 
Be grateful and thankful for even the smallest of things.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Earth Wind Fire 
Honeycomb 101
PowderPuff Chalking Ink - Milk Chocolate
Canon Printers:
Canon TS5020
Canon Selphy 1200

Thanks for stopping by,
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Kathi - Designer
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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Holiday Gift Ideas with Martha!

Hello everyone, Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Martha Lucia here to share with you a printed calendar that I made using my Canon PIXMA TS 9020 and one of the new papers from Quick Quotes Scrapbook Company.

In this opportunity I designed a calendar that is one of the applications included on the Canon Quick Menu.

Take a look at my printed calendar:
Printed Calendar with photos

The process to make this is very simple because you have the different options included on the Canon Quick Menu. I just have to select the photos that I want to use and the system automatically creates the months. That's the reason why my calendar starts in November 2017. But also, I have the opportunity to change the dates if I want to.

Printed Calendar with photos

After selecting the template that I want to use for the calendar, they have the options by single or multiple months, I just need to add the photo. Since I selected the six month option, the program gave me the pages at the same time to create the complete calendar and print the two photos at once.

Printed Calendar with photos

 I used Canon Photo Glossy Paper 4" x 6" to print the calendars and I created a mat for these using the blue side of the new Serenade 105 paper.

I decorated one of the corners with a flower die cut from DieNamites using the Whistlin' Dixie 107 as base to cut the die cut. Then I inserted the entire page in an acrylic frame.

Printed Calendar with photos

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Serenade 105
Whistlin Dixie 107
Canon Products:
Canon PIXMA TS 9020
Canon Photo Glossy Paper 4" x 6"

Other Products Used:
Deflecto Acrylic Frame
Die Cut Die Namites

I hope my printed calendar inspires you to use the fabulous applications that Canon Quick Menu has to offer you and combine them with your Quick Quotes products.

It is easy and fun at the same time and you will love to have very unique projects!

See you soon!
Martha Lucia
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Fall Inspiration featuring Sonata by Connie

Hi, Connie here with a scrapbook page, using the left overs, from the October Club Q Kit. The kit has some beautiful pattern papers from the Sonata Collection. So pretty!!! It is also has tones of chipboard die cuts that be colored using Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk inks.

 Take a look...

The first thing I needed to create was the collage for the focal photo. I has some really neat vintage tractor pictures, from when we went to our friends in Montana, so I used those. You should see these tractors in real life, so cool!


The journal strips were also printed out on the Canon iP8720 printer along with the photo collage. Next was coloring the chipboard pieces, that I wanted to use for the scrapbook page with PowderPuff Chalk inks.

After the coloring and shading, of the chipboard, was complete the focal photo was matted with black cardstock and then adhered to the Sonata pattern paper.

One strip of adhesive was put on the top and one strip on the bottom, leaving room for a pull out photo to be hidden.


The top photo shows the photo hidden and the second photo shows that it can be pulled out. The tag is covered with pattern paper and adhered between the black mat and the photo.  Makes it easy to pull the photo out and slide it back in place.





Supplies Used:
October Club Q Kit
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Sunset, Desert Sun, Mahogany, Midnight Confessions and Green with Envy
Other Supplies:
Stickers
Beacon
Buttons Galore and More
Divine Twine


Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer /DT Member


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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

December Club Q!

Happy Tuesday to you!

We are excited to share with you the fabulous December Club Q preview today.



So many possibilities!

(Page Layouts + Altered Kits)



(Option B)
* Hot Chocolate and Candy not included in kits.


Thanks so much for stopping over to the blog today!

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Gratitude with Alicia!

Good morning Quick Quotes readers, Alicia here today to host the blog. 

I have a card of gratitude to inspire you.  I used several subtle techniques to accentuate the soft and lovely Harmony 101 paper.  


The first technique I used was masking.  Here are the steps I used to create the image:
  1. Stamp image multiple times using a platform with Powderpuff Chalk Inks insures a dark clean image
  2. Stamp the same image on masking tape or sticky note paper
  3. Fussy cut the image and place exactly over the stamped image
  4. Layer the second image on the platform over the first image
  5. Stamp image multiple times to insure a crisp image
  6. Remove masking to reveal combined image



I inked up all the edges with Warm Gray PowderPuff Chalking Ink  and finished off the card with a ribbon and some sequins.  I like to drop pearly drops inside the sequins for a final touch.  



Quick Quotes Products:
Harmony 101
Warm Gray PowderPuff Chalk Ink

Other Products:
Close to My Heart Stamp Set "Always Grateful"
Judikins Eclipse tape
Frantic Stamper Corner Cut Tag Die
Sequins and Pearl Drops  
Ribbon and Metallic Card Stock


Thanks so much for reading today.
~ Alicia
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Sunday, November 19, 2017

2018 Quick Quotes Design Team Call!

Exciting News...
 
Design Team Call for 2018!
 
Quick Quotes is looking for several (3 or more) creative, motivated, enthusiastic and drama free designers! If you love to papercraft, we need designers who create  layouts, mini albums, mixed media, altered art and cards to promote the Quick Quotes brand and products online.
 
Designers with video tutorial expertise are encouraged to apply!
 
Did you know that Quick Quotes manufactures patterned papers and PowderPuff Chalk Inks along with vellum quotes and more?  Check out the online store to learn more: www.shopquickquotes.com
 
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This call is open to US Residents only.
  • Applications due: December 20, 2017 by Midnight PST (Monday)
  • Design Team Term is 12 months: January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018. 

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The Details:
  1. You need to have an active blog
  2. You need to be on Facebook as we communicate in a private group there.
  3. Commitment to a minimum of 3 projects a month. Projects can be scrapbook pages, mini albums, art journal, mixed media, cards, etc. One of these projects must be a page each month.
  4. Submit blog posts via HTML with links back to products in the Quick Quotes Store. We will help you to learn how to submit the HTML.
  5. Have excellent photography skills.
  6. Publish projects to your blog and other social media outlets.
 

The Benefits:
  1. You will receive a generous welcome package from us, including a fabulous variety of PowderPuff Chalk Inks!
  2. Generous product shipments filled with Quick Quotes to create with!
  3. Opportunity to design with Club Q Kits on a rotation basis.
  4. Access to a private Design Team Facebook group to collaborate.
  5. Cross promotion opportunities with other manufactures as available.
  6. Your blog will be listed on the main Quick Quotes blog page.
  7. Opportunity to host the monthly Quick Quotes Monthly Blog Challenge.

To Apply:
  1. Email quickquotesdtcall@gmail.com
  2. Include your name, full address, phone number and email address
  3. Why do you want to design for Quick Quotes?
  4. Include a short biography. We want to know a bit about you!
  5. Links to your Blog, Facebook, YouTube and any social media accounts or galleries.
  6. What other Design Teams are you on?  (DT experience is not necessary, we are just curious.)
  7. Attach 3-4 pictures of your best projects. (Size to 500k or less please)
    • Projects do NOT need to be new creations for this call.
    • Please share projects recently created.
  8. Do you have any tutorials or creative videos to share?  We'd love to see one!

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Email all of this to quickquotesdtcall@gmail.com by Monday, December 20, 2017 by midnight PST. Applications must be received on or by December 20 for consideration.

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For any questions, please email the above address with "DT ?" in the subject line.
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Friday, November 17, 2017

Thankful with June

Hello Quick Quotes fans! June here today with a fun and colorful ink stamping technique.

I love playing with Quick Quotes' PowderPuff Chalking Inks. For this card I stamped different colored inks on top of each other for this fabulous variegated look. Perfect for making fall leaves.


 
It was fun layering the inks and using different combinations of yellow, orange and red PowderPuff Chalking inks to create unique, colorful leaves using the same stamp. I used a stamp positioner (a Misti tool would also work well) and, starting with the lightest, stamped different shades of color on top of each other 3-4 times.



I love the depth and tones this technique creates.



The sentiment was stamped 3 times with PowderPuff Mocha Mama ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I then added gold Color Shine splatters, sequins and ribbon.



To finish off the card, the leaf panel was matted on brown and gold cardstock and then added to the Sonta 100 card base, which was chalked with PowderPuff Mocha Mama Chalk Ink.



Quick Quotes Products:
Sonata paper 100
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Mocha Mama, Lemon SorbetButtercup, Desert Sun, Terra Cotta, Orange Slice, Lipstick and Barn Board

Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for stopping by!
-June
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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Great Fall Inspiration with Susie!

Hello and welcome! Susie hosting the blog today and I am enjoying the Fall Colors Challenge this month! Today I have a layout to share that features background paper from the Serenade Collection.

 
My first project this month was a CAS card and I loved the way the leaves turned out so I made a whole pile! (The original post is HERE for details on how to make your own leaves with Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalking Inks!)


Once the leaves were ready I added 3D Zots on the back to give them lots of dimension... 

 
...and then just arranged them into a wreath on my background paper.


I tucked in a die cut sentiment sticker and sprinkled amber and smokey brown rhinestones amongst the foliage. Also take a peek at the subtle detail on the background paper. It looks like it has been stenciled and Quick Quotes has done all the collage work for you! 

 
All together it created a beautiful frame for this photo from a memorable hike with good friends!

 
I hope you will play along with the Fall Colors Challenge - you have until the 25th to submit an entry! Check out all the details HERE.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Serenade - 105
Anchors Aweigh 103
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Lipstick, Clay, Terra Cotta, Desert Sun, Barn Board Whistlin' Dixie Die Cut Stickers

Other Supplies
Leaf dies - BoBunny
Spellbinders
Therm O Web 3D Zots
Want2Scrap 72 Count Rhinestones: Amber and Smokey Brown

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Susie
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

November Club Q Inspiration with Kathi

Hi, it's Kathi today to host the blog. Thanks for joining me today, I took the contents of the November Club Q and wanted to share my creations.


  • 2 Single 12 x 12 Scrapbook Layouts
  • 12  Christmas Cards
  • 1 Mini Album
The Christmas cards I used the quotes to create the front of the cards. Three of the cards have duplicate quotes, they are designed somewhat different.

Layout 1 (on the left) I used the circles as photo mats, added "Happy Beyond Measure" backed with white cardstock, then matted on the patterned paper. I used the light weight chipboard backed by the coordinating patterned paper.


Layout 2 (on the right) I used the cut out "Today I Am So Thankful" sentiment as my focal point, cutting leaves to add to the center of the semi-circle. I then added green bling and green and orange dots  around the semicircle.

I added a cascading waterfall photo mat under the word thankful.


Inside of mini album I used a quote from the kit, die cut winter sleigh filled with presents.


Quick Quotes Supplies:
November Q Club Kits (Altered Kit and Page Layouts Kit)

Thanks for stopping by.
Kathi


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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Holiday Inspiration with Club Q!

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here with a bunch of cards that I made using November Club Q.

OMG! This month´s Club Q has plenty of material to make fabulous and quick Christmas cards and if you are like me that like to create your own version, these Kits are for you!

Christmas Cards with Club Q

For my cards I only used one and a half kits. I used some of the laser prints and some of the pre-die cuts and the cardstock included on the kit with my own die cuts. I made five different cards and I have enough material to make at least three more cards.

Christmas Cards with Club Q

On this card I used one of the pre-cut laser designs to decorate the inside. I combined the different colors of decorated paper that are perfect for the season and with a white space from the laser prints, I cut the loopy rectangle die cut from Gina Marie Designs, that is the mat of the sentiment.

Christmas Cards with Club Q

Inside the card is the layering tree decorated with the pearls included on the Club Q Kit and a tiny laser cut on top, also included.

Christmas Cards with Club Q

I pasted all the layers using double sided foam tape to have dimensions on my card and make it more special. My next card also includes a laser print. I cut it with a cross stitched die cut from Gina Marie Designs, but I had to re-size it because the print was a little small.

Christmas Cards with Club Q

To embellish this card I used the black and white ribbon and some rhinestones included on the kit.

Christmas Cards with Club Q
 
The message of this card comes from a banner included on the Club Q Kit that I cut in half. I just created different layers and decorated on top with some rhinestones included on the kit and added a few loops of red and white bakers twine from my stash. To give a different touch to this card I rounded the right side corners.
 
Christmas Cards with Club Q
 
Can you believe that all every piece of this card is included on the kit and it is totally different from the original proposed models?

My variation was using a Rectangle Loopy Die Cut from Gina Marie Designs as second layer. Then I just re-sized layers and embellished with some rhinestones and added a tiny red banner from scraps with staples.
 
Christmas Cards with Club Q
 
All the laser prints included on the Club Q are square or rectangle. I decided to change the form of one of them and convert it in a snow globe and here is the result.

Another card totally different, with a great color combo and fantastic sentiment!!! I really enjoyed November Club Q and I hope you too. I am not good at following creative rules always and this month I am totally happy with this!!!
 
See you soon!
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